"Thought-Forms in Gold"
acrylic and handmade paper on canvas
24" X 18"
This is one of several new paintings that I've recently completed. This work is inspired by my practice of pranayama and meditation. I have always been drawn to Zen Buddhist ideas and philosophy. The idea of placing our thoughts into "thought-form" shapes and, in this image, rectangular boxes, that are morphing in and out of sight. We do not have to hold on to any of our thoughts. Instead we can acknowledge them and let them go with each inhalation and exhalation. I find meditation to always bring me back to center in a direct and clear way.